Major League Baseball is now knee-deep in its annual winter meetings. The former Florida Marlins (now the Miami Yankees—ahem, Marlins) are making a bigger splash than a fish off the coast of South Beach.
Albert Pujols is going somewhere, or staying somewhere, for the next 10 or so years. Jose Reyes got paid, Hanley Ramirez got mad, and star free agent Prince Fielder is mostly missing from the headlines.
This is baseball's worst nightmare, though, to be honest. The NFL is doing what the NFL does, captivating the minds of every sports fan ages three to three hundred, and basketball is back. The NBA's ensuing free-agent frenzy, opening of training camp, and Christmas Day bonanza are exactly what baseball doesn't want.
So although we may not be aware of it, our favorite baseball teams' GMs, scouts, managers, and even players are somewhere right now doing their job. Finding that new fifth starter, working on taking an outside pitch "oppo" and projecting their 2012 possibilities.
Every team will make moves this offseason, and here are the biggest moves each team will regret making (or not making).